Cinnamon has been used as early as 2800 BC for anointment, embalming, and ailments (NCBI, 2015).
antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antidiabetic, antimicrobial, anticancer, lipid-lowering, and cardiovascular-disease-lowering compound, cinnamon has also been reported to have activities against neurological disorders, such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases.
When it comes to health, cinnamon is a great source of:
Antioxidants: helps stop damage to cells that can cause diseases like cancer, heart disease, and more
Linalool: a terpene with anti-inflammatory, anti-epileptic, antipsychotic properties
And honey is a wonderful:
Anti-inflammatory: reduces inflammation or swelling
When shopping for honey, look for something local and as naturally processed as possible. Generally, the darker the honey is, the better quality it will be.
Please note: You should never give honey to a child under one year old.
About the Recipe
The holidays are inevitably filled with tons of dinner parties — many of which include turkey/ham, mashed potatoes, and lots of bread — so we wanted to come up with a few unique spins on the classic recipes that would set our meals apart.
Grandma's rolls have always been a staple at holidays, and they were always served with an array of toppings such as apple butter, luxury jams, and, of course, butter. We figured we'd fill out the collection with some fresh, cinnamon-infused honey butter. Plus, we were able to use the leftovers to make these incredible Hemp Seed Pumpkin Truffles for a "healthy" dessert.
Break cinnamon sticks in half and place in herb pod
Cut stick of butter in half & place in LEVO basin
Set at 165°F for 1 hour
Dispense into jar with honey & mix
Serve with bread and enjoy!
Opportunities for Cannabinoid Infusion
If you'd like to enhance this recipe with cannabinoids, consider using one of the products below. We recommend using between 5-30mg of CBD per serving, depending on your needs and body weight (typically 1-5mg of CBD per 10 lbs of body weight, learn more about dosing here). Remember to always start low and go slow when it comes to cannabinoids, and be sure to read our CBD Safety article and talk to your doctor before incorporating something new into your routine.
Potli’s CBD Honey
To enhance this recipe with cannabinoids, consider substituting some or all of the honey in each recipe for Potli’s CBD honey.
Potli CBD honey is a full-spectrum product made from hemp grown in Kentucky without pesticides, fertilizers, or chemicals. Their CO2 extracted CBD is then blended with Grade A wildflower honey harvested by hand from their own bees in the Bay Area of California. This female-owned company is passionate about “empowering you to experience and enjoy life your way” by creating products designed to help you live a high-functioning life.
1 tablespoon of Potli’s CBD honey is approximately 10 mg CBD. When substituting infused honey for regular honey, be aware of how many mg CBD are in each portion of the recipe you are making. The standard dose of CBD is 10mg, but varies based on tolerance, reason for use, severity of condition, etc., and can be used at regular dosages as high as 50mg or more. We always recommend starting small and working up as needed to cut down on overall costs of using CBD as medicine.
LEVO Oil Infusion Machine
If you're in a legal state or have access to hemp, you can also add available cannabis flower to your LEVO herb pod to infuse the butter in this recipe. To infuse cannabis flower with butter, set your LEVO to 165˚F for 2.5 hours.
Learn more about the LEVO Oil Infusion Machine here!
The product shown here was gifted to Hempsley by LEVO and Potli during their Heart of Health Exchange sponsorship. All opinions are our own. Thanks for supporting the brands that support Hempsley!
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The efficacy of these products have not been confirmed by FDA-approved research. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. All information presented here is not meant as a substitute for or alternative to information from health care practitioners. Please consult your health care professional about potential interactions or other possible complications before using any product. The Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act requires this notice.
The product shown here was gifted to Hempsley by LEVO and Potli during their partnership for our Heart of Health Exchange.
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This review was written by Kristen Williams. Copyright Hempsley 2019, All Rights Reserved